Sorry, that has absolutely no relevance to my Mantic Orc army, but it did a good job of summing up how I'm feeling about them at the moment.
I managed to get my five test-orcs dipped on Sunday, using The Army Painter's Strong Tone (which is the 'medium' tone) dip. After letting them dry for twenty-four hours (yes, that's how long it takes), I added some final weathering on the armour, using Hawk Turquoise washed with Devlan Mud, before adding snow to the bases and edging them with Calthan Brown - which I have used for the rest of the army.
After that, I varnished the minis with matte varnish - this is essential because the dip leaves them with a very shiny gloss finish - before re-glossing the blood and eyes with gloss varnish. (At this point, I realised that you could probably drop these guys out of a plane and they would land unscathed!)
Anyway, in all honesty, I was completely blown away by the results!
The miniatures went from THIS:
All in a few simple stages!
Now, I don't know about you, but I'm pretty impressed with that and can't wait to crack on with the rest of the army.
Obviously, they're not as 'polished' as they would be had I painted them conventionally. Below is an example of a non-dipped regiment I painted a while ago:
Saying that though, these have been photographed 'properly' and it's worth bearing in mind that this unit took three weeks to paint, whereas the dipped orcs took about four hours.
Better yet, I have forty-five 'conventionally-painted' orcs, which should be enough to form a great-looking front rank for each of my units of dipped ones.
So what more can I say?
Let's paint an army.